It is rumored the Chicago Gators may be making a
return for the 2014 season and beyond. Well, if it's coming from
the Gators on this site, it may be more then a rumor.
The background: The Gators suspended baseball
operations at the end of the 2008 season because of the lack of
time commitment of their GM/Coach Darren Lilja. With 2 newly
launched business', Darren was unable to devote the time needed
to field a competitive team and could not line up a dependable
coaching staff to carry the Gators in to the future.
Fast forward to 2013: Two former Chicago Gators
who moved on to coach college baseball programs have surfaced
and expressed interest in restarting operations for the 2014
season. Their only request was that Darren return to help with
the off the field operations which includ player recruitment,
meetings and all other things related to leagues and scheduling.
He was also offered some playing time but with the injuries
suffered in a 2009 racing accident which required surgeries on
both of his wrists, Darren feels he is not able to compete at
the level he once did.
Please check back as more information is
developing throughout the summer and into the fall.
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